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  1. #1
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    Barber

    Jun 2005
    Yakima,WA
    XTerra 70 Xterra 705
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    Compass detectors

    I'm thinking of buying one of the better Compass detectors, but I never see any posts about them, good or bad. Doesn't anyone use them ? Anyone know how they compare to Minelab, the Quattro in particular?

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    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
    willow stick
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    Re: Compass detectors

    Quote Originally Posted by barber
    I'm thinking of buying one of the better Compass detectors, but I never see any posts about them, good or bad. Doesn't anyone use them ? Anyone know how they compare to Minelab, the Quattro in particular?
    Well this post will smoke out Willy, that's for sure. I think he sleeps with a Compass (old model).

    Never owned a Compass for the very reason you stated...nobody talks (or writes) about them.

    Back in the 80's I came very close many times to getting one but Fisher or Whites won out.

    Hope you get lots of answers.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  3. #3

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
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    Re: Compass detectors

    Yup, I'm here, just a snortin' and a fartin' and rarin to go.. I do have an X-100 and if you can find one on the classifieds, get it. The Newer Compasses are decent detectors (bad rod setup though) and excel in iron trash. The company seems to be semi-belly up. It would be nice to see them bought out by somebody with cash and marketing skills. Back to the X-100; if they were to re-introduce it with a more compact design and updated electronics, it could take on the top of the line VLF's being made today. If you look up the LT field test and specs, you will see that few detectors made tody can match it's specs. I've run it up against other high end detectors and, if it wasn't better, it matched them. Now, after talking it up, I should go post it on the classifieds at an outrageously high price: could I be that cynical and duplicitous? Yah, but we're not talking getting some blond (brunette, redhead, I'm not choosy) female action here. Guess I outta keep it. ...Willy.

  4. #4

    Jul 2007
    W. TN
    104

    Re: Compass detectors

    I have a Goldscanner Pro from the late 80's that I like a lot. It's not as deep as my Tesoro Tejon, but it has a very accurate Target ID needle and it's great at ignoring iron trash. It's definitely a keeper. I thought they were out of business.

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2007
    southeast tn
    fisher 1220x,gc-1023,tesoro tejon , fisher f-2, compass yukon 77b, tesoro bandito 11 umax
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    Re: Compass detectors

    i have an old (30 years or more) compass, model 77b professional, it still works great, just a little heavy uses 12 aa batteries but it found me a lot of stuff when i was in az. i wont give it up, i put a new handle (s) on it to make it a little easier to swing i plan to use it in a civil war area, need to dig all beeps and it will beep, this dosent help with your question about the new ones, i just thought that you should know compass is or was a great machine
    if there was something to be down here, it got misplaced, hope its metal, a nice coin perhaps, now where's my detector

    harold passed away 3/7/11 this is his companion Nancy i would like to keep in touch with you guys but i have no numbers feel free to call 423-618-1782 thank

  6. #6
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
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    Re: Compass detectors

    Willy..........I don't think any one sell's Compass detectors or repairs them do they i can't find them on the net.................................. I see there ad in WESTERN EASTERN but when i go in the site nothing some but i see some one looking for parts for them...............==Jim==
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  7. #7
    ca
    Aug 2007
    Lower Mainland Vancouver,BC
    To many to say
    321

    Re: Compass detectors

    I have several compass detectors the 77b is a non-motion machine thats great in heavy iron. The goldscanner pro or the coinscanner pro are both competitive with today's machines. Keith Wills repairs them and has manuals. Dan
    HH

  8. #8

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
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    Re: Compass detectors

    There's also a Compass Yahoo Group. One of the things I like about the X-100 is that I can switch between 2 filter, 4 filter, or non-motion TR modes. I also added a 20 turn GB in place of the 1 turn, so it can be much more precisely GB'ed. That and the modified S-rod setup I now have make it into a killer machine. I also posted photos of it on the Compass group. As an aside, I picked it up last Chrismas for, I believe, about $130. Not bad, eh? ..Willy.

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    Barber

    Jun 2005
    Yakima,WA
    XTerra 70 Xterra 705
    187
    3 times

    Re: Compass detectors

    Compass Metal Detectors, P.O. Box 543 ,357Stringtown Rd ,Forest Grove, OR 97116 pH, 5032572111 Fax 1 888 257 5974 as advertised in W&E Treasures

  10. #10
    ca
    Aug 2007
    Lower Mainland Vancouver,BC
    To many to say
    321

    Re: Compass detectors

    thats what it say's don't know if anyone has been able to connect there I bought all my machines here and there along the way. Dan
    HH

  11. #11
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    Dave the - 219erman -

    Apr 2005
    CHICAGO
    E-Trac w/Pro Coil,and 6x8" S.E.F,The Relic & Gold hunters DREAM...a Troy X-3 w/3 coils
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Compass detectors

    Hello, It's been a long time since I have posted. Just looked at the forum today,(1st time in 6 months) and seen your statement.........I own 6 detectors that pretty much all get close to the same depth,,some are easier to use than others..I own a late 70's x-100 challanger by(Compass)that weights in about 5#....its a good detector but too heavy for my tastes.....I own an 80's (Compass)Goldscanner w-8 &12 coils, in excellent condition (with the original box).....It is much easier to use and I think a better detector....I also have a 80's (Compass)Coinscanner Pro thats one of my favorites,,,Also I occasionaly use a tesoro Tejon,a Troy X-3, and an Xterra 70.I havent detected but a handfull of times this year.. I have taken out only 2 of the 6 detectors I own.
    I used the Xterra 70,and my old standby Coinscanner Pro.....I have heard diehard compass users swear by the 80's Compass Goldscanner Pro... or the RelicMaster? which is a 90's Goldscanner.....Out of the ones I have,,,,,I swear by the 1 & 3 tone Coinscanner Pro.
    I get the same depth as with the Goldscanner {one tone},but my arms are not strong enough to give a fair comparison to the {multi-tone} 5 pound 1970's (Compass) X-100 Challanger.
    Check out Ebay and program an Ebay search to let you know (by email) when one is up for auction......
    If you can judge the Compass performance by thier Ebay prices...........Alot of other people think its a great detector as well.
    Late March or early April 2008,I will thin my herd.I will keep my Xterra 70,and Troy X-3,,,,gifts from the wife,,,,,and kids,,,and I will keep the CoinScanner Pro (Gift to myself...LOL) I will most likely sell the Tejon, the (Compass)...GoldScanner Pro with original purchase receipt,and Box,and the (Compass x-100 challanger......with charger and instruction manual).
    But Not till Cabin fever starts to bite next spring.............Good luck to you


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  12. #12
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    Dave the - 219erman -

    Apr 2005
    CHICAGO
    E-Trac w/Pro Coil,and 6x8" S.E.F,The Relic & Gold hunters DREAM...a Troy X-3 w/3 coils
    1,062
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Compass detectors

    Hello again, After wrighting the post above...I just did a little research and dug up the address
    to the Compass owners forum.and found some other posts from Compass detector owners.....Hope this helps.
    http://www.findmall.com/list.php?56
    You can also research the archives in a Compass Detector Owner forum below,,to answer more specific questions by some that are
    more knowledgable than I....Be aware that every Detector brand ,has followers of a specific model ,,that are LOL,,,Prejudice against
    all others....Good luck in research within the link below..
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/compass_owners/

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  13. #13

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
    712
    2 times

    Re: Compass detectors

    The thing to do with the X-100 is turn it into a 'White's' detector by mounting the control box under the cuff. The original 'wristbreaker' design sux, but with the control box under-arm, it's sooo much nicer. I also peeled off a bunch of the coating on the circuit boards and removed the speaker. What I was also contemplating was having a remote battery pack (like a Minelab PI) that plugged into the charging port. That would remove 1 lb right there. Like I said, check out the pix on the Compass group. As an aside, when you decide to sell your X-100, how 'bout firing me a PM? ..Willy.

  14. #14
    Charter Member
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    6,206
    1169 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET

    Re: Compass detectors

    Quote Originally Posted by barber
    Compass Metal Detectors, P.O. Box 543 ,357Stringtown Rd ,Forest Grove, OR 97116 pH, 5032572111 Fax 1 888 257 5974 as advertised in W&E Treasures
    ................Yes i saw that in.......W.E...... but if you go into the web site they have there you can not find a thing about Compass...Some one there is looking for parts for a compass..............==Jim==
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  15. #15

    Jul 2007
    W. TN
    104

    Re: Compass detectors

    Quote Originally Posted by dazoff
    Keith Wills repairs them and has manuals. Dan
    Yup, Keith is the Compass Guru for tuneups and repairs. http://www.brokendetector.com/

 

 
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